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Address: Vaclavske Namesti, 68 | Nove Mesto, Prague 115 79, Czech Republic
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Beautiful Building but can't get inside

It was the first 'old' building we saw in prague when we arrived in wenceslas square.The view was quite astonishing and we were thrilled with it. We wanted to visit but it was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the first 'old' building we saw in prague when we arrived in wenceslas square.The view was quite astonishing and we were thrilled with it. We wanted to visit but it was closed for renovation.They said us to go to another building but we wanted the authentic one. So next time we will visit prague,we will go there!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The long boulevard from the foothill leading up the the steps of the National Museum is a long walk to enjoy. Plenty of interesting buildings and architecture lined the path, all bearing historical significance for sure. But perhaps the most significant building on Wencealas is the National Museum, storing the history of Bohemia, Prague and Czech inside its large collection.... More 

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Slovakia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Currently is due to reconstruction closed old Museum building. In new building is limited exposition. Noah arch and retro was nice for kids.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main building was shut but we went in the glass one next door. It only had small exhibitions and we were done in an hour. There were clothes, art and Noahs ark which was the best. Lots of stuffed animals. Odd but true.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

My advice. Check ( no pun intended) things out before approaching the museum. Is it open, times, exhibits, etc. When we were there, the museum was completely covered in scaffolding, see pic, if you can call it that, and were told that it was closed for renovations. We should have looked into this more beforehand, because the smaller building did... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

There were two exhibitions during our visit; one called retro with 50:ies dresses etc and quite an ambitious one on Animal world (Noah's ark). Sadly many of the exhibits (i.e. stuffed animals) here were rather old and tired, but don’t be put off by that! This is a modern exhibition, not just an odd collection.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We visited the National Museum in its new home which is literally across the road from the spectacular National Museum building at the top of Wenceslas Square. We actually quite enjoyed the two exhibitions which we saw which were called Retro and Noahs Ark. The first was basically an exhibition relating to societal changes through the years from fashion to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

There were only two exhibitions on in the new building, one on mainly retro clothing (this was good) and other was entitled Noah's Ark and was full of stuffed animals with very surprised looks! Top tip: pensioners get in most museums in Prague for half price if they produce proof of age, we take along a photo copy of our... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The Retro & Noah's Ark Exhibitions were in a new building, next to the main Museum, which was closed, due to it undergoing building work. The Retro exhibition was small but had some interesting exhibits from the 1950's & 60's, including cars, motorbikes, clothes fashion & other items. The Noah's Ark exhibition was also small and a little tired. It... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

It costs 200 kc!! Only 3 floor is operating and there are not any kind of historic things. Seems like put some gabage in there.

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
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